NHS Locum Consultant in Breast and H&N

  • £93,666 - £126,281
  • South East
  • Fixed

This is a new Consultant opening with a University Hospital Trust in the East of England. The main tumour site requirements are Breast and H&N, however if you have interests in other areas the department are happy to consider an alternative tumour site combination. The job plan is 10PA = 40 hours per week, with a 3-month induction for doctors starting their first NHS consultant-level role. You will be assigned a Clinical/Educational supervisor who will review the job plan in Appraisal Meetings. The Supervisor will also help to establish personal and service objectives and relevant support to ensure your development professionally, this includes help with securing Specialist Registration via CESR/Portfolio pathway. You can expect to be:

  • Planning radiotherapy (for Clinical Oncologists)
  • Prescribing SACT
  • Undertaking new patient and follow up site specific outpatient clinics
  • Managing patient clinical administration
  • Supporting Oncology inpatient ward round
  • Contributing to treatment peer review meetings
  • Attending appropriate site-specific multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Participating in clinical audit and risk management activities
  • Supervising undergraduate and post-graduate educational activities
  • Supporting professional activities such as recruiting for clinical trials and research projects

Key Details

  • Contract: Fixed-Term
  • Location: South East
  • Salary: £93,666 - £126,281

Cancer Centre

The Cancer Centre provides oncology services to the local population of just under 1 million. The department works together to hold parallel new patient clinics, team complex case meetings and ward rounds. The Oncology colleagues are supported by Radiographers and Nurses, and everyone contributes to site-specific multi-disciplinary team meetings in a dedicated room with online video links to neighbouring Trusts. Oncology consultants are encouraged to participate in meeting weekly for academic and business meetings and for audit, research and governance activities. There are also weekly peer review radiotherapy meetings to strengthen the team ethos and encourage collaborative working. The acute oncology service supports around 40 patients a day and consultants are expected to supervise and manage the acute oncology inpatients with the help of the dedicated AOS team.

Along with Clinical and Medical Oncology Consultants, there are also Specialist Registrars on rotation, Clinical Fellows and Junior doctors at Foundation Year level. The Trust institute for medical education one of the UKs largest postgraduate medical centres, home to a reputable teaching programme and teaching facilities. There is excellent in-house teaching and training for Oncology doctors and a system to get involve with educational and clinical supervision of junior doctors and medical students.  The Cancer Services collaborate closely with the local Medical School, which is home to over 200 members of academic, research and support staff and supported clinically orientated research.


  • The Trust is in a city in the South East with a great selection of shopping options, places to eat and drink and entertainment for all ages
  • There’s a range of schools for all ages, including state schools rated ‘outstanding’, private schools and grammar schools
  • The city has consistently low crime rites and is very safe and welcoming so a popular area for families to move to
  • The area has a lot of cultural activities and tourist attractions, such as theatres, museums, sporting and music events
  • The city is a short distance from several beautiful beaches as well as protected and beautiful countryside


  • Full GMC Registration with License to Practice (essential)
  • Ability to practice independently at consultant level (essential)
  • Full MRCP, FRCR or equivalent postgraduate qualification (desirable)

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next Consultant in Oncology role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new Consultant in Oncology role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new Oncology role in the NHS including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this opportunity or if you would like to discuss your search for work and seek advice on other available posts then please send a copy of your most recent CV to oncology@bdiresourcing.com and one of the specialist oncology team will be in touch to discuss your options.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best with your job search.

Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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